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Old 08-02-2010, 05:49 AM   #17
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Re: Basically it's Monday

Originally Posted by cherylchoo View Post
Morning mamas!

Janine, make sure you talk to a couple of doctors before having a hysterectomy. Always good to get a second opinion on any surgery, but this especially because it affects your hormones for the rest of your life. It may be possible to solve your problems without surgery, or less lurgery, IDK. I myself have disabling period pain, to the point of violent vomiting and such, and so I went on Depo to make it stop. Ironically it is worse for many to take depo, and it can cause weight gain, etc but for me it's better than the alternative.

So us southern wimps suffered through our first night in our MI house, and already put the heat on. In August. We decided to all sleep in the basement because it was cooler and a better way to contain all the kids (read: keep Ian from falling down the stairs while we were sleeping LOL) and we were SO cold. It was probably low to mid 60s, not bad, but way cooler than we were used to sleeping in, especially in the summer. We only had sheets and summer clothes so we were chilly.

Truck should be here in a couple of hours. Can't wait. So much to do, but we can't do it until our stuff is here, LOL.

I need coffee. And there is no coffee maker here now. I may have to make DH go to this Tom HOrton's y'all keep talking about.
Oh wow, Cheryl I've always had pain but never thrown up because of my periods. My doctor didnt say anything about needing hormones. My MIL had it done a while back and doesnt take any hormones.

Sorry about the temp change shock and poor Ian fall down the stairs.

Originally Posted by cherylchoo View Post
Janine, I read about the foot and was horrified. I am so going to keep that in mine for all cuts here. Yikes.
Its very sore and she is upset about it but she'll live I think. I'm just glad I'm not one to blindly follow advice. I was in the St John's ambulance as a kid and knew what I saw needed proper medical attention.

Originally Posted by stephcrouse View Post
on the thrush Janine. I hope the pumping break and cream will help.
I had to take diflucan orally fir 2 weeks to finally get rid of mine. No fun!!

We are off to a lazy start this morning. B didn't sleep very well. I wish I knew why he was waking up crying in the night!?

Not much on the agenda here, just the usual.
Maybe he is dreaming and it's bothering him? He is getting older and experiencing more and more in his day. Some kids are scared by dreams. I hope it passes quickly.

Originally Posted by niftysmith View Post
Good morning. Elisha woke up after his diaper change and decided he didn't want to nurse back to sleep, he wanted to lay in bed and talk to me. It was cute, but I try to let DH sleep in a little since he's got the baby all day. So, we're downstairs in the living room on the floor having "conversation" and play time. He loooooves to wake up and talk now. It's so cute, though I wish it was at 7am instead of 6am.

He's trying to turn around on his play mat to see what I'm doing on the computer. I it.

Janine. I hate pumping; I find it uncomfortable. But, I still try to pump twice a day while at work so there's milk for hubby. Elisha still isn't a fan of the bottle and he doesn't eat while I'm at work 50% of the time. He'll snack on a few ounces then quit. So, I know how that is. I'm sorry about the thrush. I have a feeling that makes pumping even less fun than I imagine.

As for the hysterectomy, I'll be praying the doctors help you make the right decision. If you're done with kids and in so much pain, I can totally see why that'd be an option. You'd have to take hormones, though, wouldn't you? My mom had a hysterectomy after my brother was born—she wanted them to take her uterus after they took my brother out by c-section, but the doctors said there was no medical reason to do it. So, a few months later, she was diagnosed with endometreosis. She got to say, "I told you so." It was a rough six months—two c-sections in half a year, basically.

Hmm. What do I want for breakfast?
Talking babies are soooo cute!

I hate pumping because I just dont know if he's getting enough. I think I've figured it out. The pumped milk cools down too quickly so I put it in a jug of hot water and only take it out just as I give it to him and he happily guzzles the lot. I even tried 2 different bottles and he drank from both. One was a regular narrow opening bottle with a flatish teat and the other was the avent teat. He spilt a bit with the avent but he almost inhaled the whole teat with the other bottle.

My doctor told me they wont do a hysterectomy unless it's an emergency during a c-section because of how the blood clots after childbirth. I shall be looking into it properly and find out all the facts before I do ahead and do it.

Originally Posted by cherylchoo View Post
I forgot MI has weird soda can/bottle laws here. My soda habit is going to be expensive and a PITA, LOL. It's been a long time since I lived anywhere that had bottle/can deposits, about five years actually. Amsterdam is the same, and people thought I was a homeless person I guess because I'd come in with BAGS of 1-liter soda bottles (because that was the most cost-effective way to buy it, and they aren't into the soda like we are in the US). We haven't had bottle deposits in TX for literally decades.
We buy coke by the crate here We often go the the shop with 4 crates of empty coke bottles.

Originally Posted by cherylchoo View Post
Babyproofing is an ongoing process, and different for every child. Ian is 2yo and we are still babyproofing, LOL. Since he's stronger, taller, and more coordinated than his sisters were at the same age, we had a whole bunch of new challenges with him we didn't see coming.

Janine, I hate pumping. I had to do it a lot with the girls, and I decided with Ian I just wouldn't. DH was SO mad, especially when Ian turned out to refuse formula altogether. He got in the habit of giving the girls a formula bottle before bed as infants to get them to sleep longer at night, and he couldn't do that with Ian. I never had thrush with him tho, so I literally never pumped with him at nice. DOn't envy you now, with the pain and the pumping.
The pain is much less than nursing so I think I'll cope especially as he seems to be drinking it ok now. I was so worried he's died of thirst if I tried to pump. I probably made it much worse by carrying on with nursing even through all the damage. I was in tears while nursing yesterday.
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